Niso pyramidelloides   Nevill,  1871 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda
Order:[unassigned] Caenogastropoda

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Length: 1.75-5.43 mm.
Diameter: 0.85-1.95 mm.
Max height of the aperture: 1.00-2.70 mm.

Shell small, elongate, spire more than the body whorl; smooth, with a chocolate brown band in the middle of the whorls; whorls 5-7; body whorls with a ridge in the middle; columellar with one twisted fold.

Synonym (s)
Niso pyramidelloides G. & H. Nevill, 1871
Niso pyramidelloides Ray, 1968

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• West Bengal, Digha INDIA (Record: 26/02/1986, 09/07/1986)
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Orissa, Off Puri INDIA (Record: 24/03/1916-29/03/1916)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban Strait INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV; Dey, A and Barua, S (1992) Estuarine and marine molluscs Fauna of West Bengal Part 9 (State fauna series 3) ZSI, Calcutta 129-268 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, NVS; Rao, KVS and Maitra, S (1991) Marine molluscs State fauna series 1: Fauna of Orissa Zoological Survey of India, Calcutta Part 3 1-175 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Dey, M and Mitra, A (2005) Molluscan community around Digha coast, West Bengal, India Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 2(1&2) 43-47 Available at - NIO, Goa

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